This ‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ just sold for a world record US$1.4 million in bidding war between Chinese buyers

//This ‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ just sold for a world record US$1.4 million in bidding war between Chinese buyers

This ‘Lewis Hamilton of pigeons’ just sold for a world record US$1.4 million in bidding war between Chinese buyers

A racing pigeon has been sold for a world record €1.25 million (US$1.4 million) as a result of prices being driven sky-high by a craze for bird racing among an elite group of Chinese enthusiasts.Joël Verschoot, 63, from Ingelmunster in West Flanders, Belgium, said his bird, Armando, was born to be a champion but he had never dreamed of such a huge sum being paid for it.“The two Chinese had told me in advance that they absolutely wanted Armando,” he said. “But I didn’t see this coming. This is a…

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